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are being held by terrorists. but we do know the united states, the obama administration has rejected an offer to exchange an undisclosed number of american hostages. other hostages have been freed and hair he would winning new details are emerging about their treatment. for the details, let's bring in jill dougherty. she's over at the state department. jill? >> wolf, just a few minutes ago here at the state department i was upstairs, secretary clinton meeting with the japanese foreign minister and both of them discussing this crisis in algeria. she said that she had spoken yet again with her algerian counterpart and she stressed once again, she said, the upmost concern they have is for the safety and security of the hostages. but when i asked her about the criticism that's being leveled by the united states and other countries against some aspects of this operation, the algerian operation, here is what she said. >> let's not forget, this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorists. they are the ones who have assaulted this facility, have taken hostage algerians and other
or somalia don't turn into the safe hachs al qaeda had. outside afghanistan, the obama administration has been hesitant to put more boots on the ground. they will rely on drones. >> predators and reapers are the signature weapon on the war against al qaeda. >> president bush launched the first wave of drone strike, mostly targeting leaders in pakistan. president obama took office and increased the number of targets and expanded the target into yemen why where al qaeda was planning attacks and into lawless somalia. they have been working together in the areas and over the next years, officials want to specifically grow the partnership between intel and special operations forces. >> it is central to our ability to solve our most pressing security challenges. >> perhaps the most pressing is a cyber attack that disrupts services across the states. >> these could be a signer pearl harbor and cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> it may not be physical destruction, but fiscal. computers crashing and files erased and bank accounts cleaned out. experts say the obama administration n
issue facing the obama administration. >> reporter: good morning. in his inaugural address on monday, the president signaled he intends to operate more boldly in his second term. no calls for bipartisanship. just a message for republicans he believes the election was an affirmation of his view of government. he called on his commitment to keep social programs and also invest in the future. to respond to climate change and gay rights and gun control. in the evening, the president and vice president partied at a pair of inaugural balls. and all this came as republicans in congress announced that they would hold a vote tomorrow to raise the debt limit for three months months, delaying another showdown. the president gives his state of the union speech where he'll give out more specifics of the politics he started on the inaugural. for "cbs this morning," bill plante at the white house. >> there were two official inaugural balls last night but the late hyphenate party at the white house might have been the place to be. there were blue lights in the east room. singer
to be in that line, you got -- it's a very broken system and what i am hopeful about is that this administration and particularly president obama sees that immigration is an economic issue. it's also for me a humanitarian issue, but if we approach it economically we have to understand that we are dependent upon a labor in this country, specifically agriculture, to provide low-cost products and they're jobs that nobody else is doing. >> i know one of the other things you're focusing how to prevent it from becoming a partisan issue. how do you reach out across party lines on this? >> well, you know, i think -- i think republicans are coming around to the idea that they're going to have to compromise with the president on a lot of issues, immigration being one of them because immigration in particular i think the republicans are going to realize if, you know, they don't do it because it's morally imperative they have to do it because it's politically imperative and if they' they're not they have to do it because it's economically imperative so there's a lot of gains no matter what party affiliation
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